By Jackie Burrell
Monday, May 4th, 2009 at 10:12 am in Books.
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so this week we’re giving away two mom books, including Dale Hrabi’s hilarious “The Perfect Baby Handbook: A Guide for Excessively Motivated Parents,” complete with tongue-in-cheek suggestions for finding the perfect baby name via the Ikea catalog or Ralph Lauren paint chips. Aspen, Chesapeake, Donegal, all good. Garden Spigot and Toast? Not so much. There’s even a section on babyproofing porcupines.
The other book? Betsy Brown Braun’s “Just Tell Me What to Say,” a guide to what to say when your 2- to 6-year-old whines, uses potty talk, picks his nose, asks about sex, or needs to be told tragic news. The book’s a gold mine.
And all you have to do to win the pair is click “comments” and tell us about a time when your child mortified you in public. Yep, we’re sharing guilty confessions. Mine? Ah, the time I took my then-4-year-old to a museum where he spotted a nude statue that was missing a key, er, appendage. It had been broken off and let’s just say, my little boy’s abject horror drew a crowd. OK, your turn! (We’ll draw a winner’s name on Monday. Congrats, by the way, to Karen L., who won last week’s Gumby DVD!)